Baker Free Library

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The Baker Free Library strives to provide educational resources and high-quality programs to children of all ages. In the Children's Room, you'll find books and materials for every type of reader, and a full calendar of programs designed with every age group in mind. To learn about programs for our youngest patrons, please visit this page. For school-age children, read on below!


Library Cards

Library cards are free and available to all Bow residents age 6 or older. Visit the library to get yours! Parents/caregivers will need to show proof of Bow residence when signing up. Dunbarton residents who attend Bow schools are also eligible for a free library card.

After-School Programs

Meet Monthly During the School Year

The following programs are offered at the Library during the academic school year.  Registration is required for all programs, as space and resources are limited.

Krafts 4 Kids
Second Wednesday of the Month | 3:30pm
Love to create? Krafts 4 Kids is an afterschool craft program designed for artists and makers in grades K-4, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Create a new project every month as you  explore a new topic or season! All materials will be provided by the library.


Tinker Tuesdays
Third Tuesday of the Month | 3:30pm
This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, providing children in grades 2-6 with an opportunity to explore scientific topics through hands-on activities. Test the engineering process by designing, building, and refining your own projects and experiments! A new theme will be explored every month.

Magic Tree House Book Club
Fourth Monday of the Month | 4:00pm
Join the library's newest book club for young readers! Each month, travel the world and explore new subjects with books from The Magic Tree House series, written by Mary Pope Osborne. A new book will be selected each month, with copies provided by the library. Chat, craft and play at every meeting! This program is recommended for readers in Grades 1-3, or any interested child reading at those grade levels.

January's Book:
No book required for this meeting.

Tinker Kits

Borrow more than just books!

NEW IN 2021! With a library card, families can now borrow Tinker Kits from the Baker Free Library. These kits include two books each on a scientific topic, as well as games, toys and manipulatives that help children explore and engage with the word around them. Currently, the library circulates 3 Tinker Kits:

Magnetism Kit
Recommended for Ages 3-6

Nature Kit
Recommended for Ages 4+

Coding Kit
Recommended for Ages 7+

Simply search for "Tinker Kit" in the library catalog to learn more. The library also circulates a telescope for budding stargazers! The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Reflector Telescope, provided by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, is available to borrow with a valid library card (borrower must be 18 or older).

First Chapter Fridays

Program Archive Now Available

A virtual program for emerging readers! Every Friday, listen to the first chapter of a middle-grade book read by our youth services librarian. This weekly podcast introduces a range of recommended titles for readers aged 8-12, and include a mix of genres and topics. Recordings were posted every week between January and August 2021, and can be accessed anytime using the links below. Listen on your schedule, and reserve the books you like most!

While You Listen: Active Listening Worksheet


See the full list of available episodes here,
or use your favorite streaming service to listen for free!

Great Stone Face Book Award

The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH), and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth grade students throughout the state. Each year, a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite books and authors.

The winner of the Great Stone Face Award for 2021 is Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick!

Stop by the Great Stone Face Display at the Library to check out the 2020-2021 nominees.  We have multiple copies of each title available, including several audiobooks. We also offer eBooks and audiobooks to download through the Libby app.